Foxconn Dreadnought 790i Mobo Shelved

razor - August 4, 2008 03:39PM in Motherboards

Recent speculation has Nvidia considering an exit from the chipset business entirely, and stories like this one won't do anything to put out those flames. It seems that Foxconn - maker of OEM parts, and the smash-hit MARS P35 mobo - has decided to halt development on the Nvidia 790i-based Quantum Force Dreadnought enthusiast motherboard. A Foxconn representative has publicly stated that the 790i chipset is not up to the company's quality standard, and will never see the light of day. Nevertheless, Foxconn will continue to push out Quantum Force products, with the AMD-based 780a Destroyer and the P45 Avenger expected soon - although both boards have been delayed due to problems with buggy BIOS. But, if the MARS and equally impressive Black Ops motherboards are any indication, the delays will only mean good things for the consumer in the end.